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African American Print Culture: A Conversation with James Danky

Posted on 11/11/2013

Last month Kim Gallon, founder and director of the Black Press Research Collective (BPRC) and assistant professor of history at Muhlenberg College, interviewed James Danky, editor of African-American Newspapers and Periodicals: A National Bibliography and cofounder of the Center for the History of Print Culture.

Among the topics discussed in their half-hour conversation are the alternative press; the research value of African American serials; the University of Wisconsin’s collection of black newspapers and periodicals; Danky’s effort to create a national bibliography; its transformation of research capabilities in African American studies and related fields; the two Readex digital collections based upon Danky’s work; and many others.



Today more than 200 academic institutions of every type and size are providing access to either African American Newspapers, 1827-1998, or African American Periodicals, 1825-1995, or both. To request a trial for your institution, please contact

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